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  1. ISIRV Journal: For the last 6 years, another year-on-year increase - IRV Journal impact factor now 4.38
  2. WHO issues emergency use listing for eighth COVID-19 vaccine
  3. Updated WHO guidance on therapeutic use of corticosteroids for COVID-19
  4. Save the Date OPTIONS XI 26-29 Sept 2022
  5. Save the Date RSV2022 29 Sept_2 Oct 2022



  • Discounted isirv conference rates
  • Opportunities to network and connect with world experts in the field of respiratory virus diseases
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SAVE THE DATE    26 Sept - 29 Sept 2022     OPTIONS XI
SAVE THE DATE    29 Sept - 2 Oct 2022          RSV2022 Intl Symposium                                  
RSV 2022 logo details

RSV2022 will be hosted at the ICC Waterfront, an award-winning venue in Belfast, N.Ireland. Further details will be posted shortly.

In the meantime, the RSV Webinar Series February 2021 provided research updates to the RSV Community. Webinar recordings, including keynote presentations by Prof. Harish Nair, Prof. Carolina Lopez, Prof. Peter Openshaw and Dr. Barney S. Graham, can be accessed via the RSV Webinar Programme here. 

  Visit the RSV Webinar Series Poster Gallery  


32nd ECCMID conference - Lisbon, Portugal.

23-26 April 2022 - for more details, visit the website

OPTIONS X Programme


The OPTIONS series of meetings will now be held every two years, with effect from OPTIONS XI

OPTIONS XII is planned for late August 2024 and will be held in Milan, Italy

The 10th edition of the Options for the Control of Influenza conference in Singapore ended

on 1 September 2019.

  OPTIONS X Programme   

Global Influenza Update

An Influenza update from the WHO can be found here.

Influenza Vaccine

The recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2022 southern hemisphere influenza season can be found here.

Zoonotic Influenza

Antigenic and genetic characteristics of zoonotic influenza A viruses and development of candidate vaccine viruses

for pandemic preparedness can be found here.

Global COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation reports from the WHO

ISIRV Awards: The Geoffrey Schild Award 2020

We are delighted to announce the winners of this award:

Dr Kirsty Short, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr Raffael Nachbagauer, Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, USA.

This prestigious award is for outstanding early career investigators in the field of respiratory viruses.

Both Drs Short and Nachbagauer will be invited to deliver a keynote lecture at an appropriate isirv meeting.

The ISIRV Journal, Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, is now published in an online only format. No printed issue will be produced but authors will still be able to order offprints of their own articles. ISIRV members will receive a 10% discount for articles submitted.

Contact for the code.